Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Soup and Gloves
I love fall. One of the things I love most is soup!! Wildflower Bakery has some delicious pumpkin soup (they usually only have it for one month, so you have to be there at the right time). mmm I also love chicken tortilla soup. Last fall I decided to make chicken tortilla soup for a work function. I made it from scratch. I spent a few days searching the internet for the best recipe. I was going to make the soup the night before and let it simmer in a crock pot. I carefully measured the ingredients, cut the onions, the peppers... The peppers. Jalapenos. I cut and cut and cut those peppers. And my hands started burning. I washed them and continued cooking. And my hands continued burning. And they got worse. By the time I was done making the soup my hands burned so badly I was almost crying. I googled everything I could think of, "pepper burn", "salve for jalapeno". I WebMD'd it. I guess many people have been afflicted with deathly jalapenos. Things I tried: bleach, ice water, milk, vinegar, aloe vera, and found the best thing: sour cream. Ahh... relief. But one problem: I needed to go to bed. Solution: found some random plastic gloves in garage. Put sour cream on hands, then put on plastic gloves. Gross, but tolerable. If only I would've put the gloves on BEFORE I cut the jalapenos. ::Sigh:: Lesson learned.